Best Of 2017

BEST WATCH REPAIR
Cathy Salustri

Maybe there’ll come a time when the only timepiece on anybody’s wrist is an Apple Watch, but until then watchmakers like Richard LeBeau will remain indispensable. Whether you need a new battery for an old Timex or a complete overhaul of a vintage Rolex, he’s the man. He’s been repairing and making watches for over 40 years, and he’ll not only take great care of your beloved chronometer, he’ll do so with a warm, congenial manner and a deep appreciation for the beauties and lore of horology (look it up). South Pasadena Shopping Center Plaza (next to Walmart), 6856 Gulfport Blvd S. (727) 345-3337. —David Warner

Goods & Services: Local business is good business.

Misty Thomas of Health Mutt.

Local business is good business.

BEST ACCESSORY RESURGENCE
Sean O'Brien

Who would’ve known that we’d spend our mid-30s (and beyond) collecting buttons and pins for our lapels and guitar straps? Thanks to the comic book-inspired selection at Tampa’s Bronze Age Buttons and veteran local comics artist/musician Josh Sullivan’s wide variety of enamel pins both cute and snide, getting older (and throwing around our disposable income) never felt — or looked — so cool. —Ray Roa/Scott Harrell
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Best Acupuncturist
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  • Runner Up: Seminole Heights Community Acupuncture
  • Runner Up: A Touch of Wellness
Best Antique Shop
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  • Runner Up: Knot on Main Street
  • Runner Up: Dysfunctional Grace


  • Runner Up: Beacon 430 (St. Petersburg)
  • Runner Up: West Park Village (Westchase)


  • Runner Up: Dick Blick/Blick Art Materials
  • Runner Up: Hobby Lobby
Best Auto Dealership
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  • Runner Up: Dimmitt Automotive Group
  • Runner Up: Brandon Ford
Best Auto Repair Shop
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  • Runner Up: Murray Motive (Oldsmar)
  • Runner Up: Tires Plus (Multiple Locations)
Best Bank

Suncoast Credit Union Website. Convenient local branches, access to thousands of ATMs, exclusive member seminars and sponsored events throughout the community. www.suncoastcreditunion.com

  • Runner Up: Bank of America
  • Runner Up: Chase
Best Barber Shop
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  • Runner Up: Sapia's Barber Shop
  • Runner Up: Billy's Corner Barber Shop